November 12, 2012

Character Interview: SEAL Kyle Lansdowne @sharonlhamilton #amreading

Accidental SEAL.
Sharon Hamilton, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your books, Accidental SEAL, and SEAL Encounter. You also have books in this series coming soon, Fallen SEAL Legacy, and prequel SEAL Endeavor. I understand that Accidental SEAL and SEAL Encounter, are out now, and that they spent 12 weeks in the Amazon top 100 for Romantic Suspense. They earned you a top 100 Amazon author ranking in Romantic Suspense. Congratulations! Let's get started on these books.

Genre: Contemporary Military Romantic Suspense
Buy links:
Accidental SEAL:
SEAL Encounter: (prequel/short):
Publisher: AL Publishing
Cover artist: Kendra Egert
Length: 90,000 words.
Heat rating: Hot, straight sex, frank language, explicit.
Accidental SEAL
Christy Nelson embarks on her new career in Real Estate by holding her first open house. Entering the wrong house, by accident, she finds the nude sleeping body of a young man.
Navy SEAL Kyle Lansdowne, on a mission to find his AWOL Team buddy, is staying at his buddy’s home while investigating the disappearance. When someone breaks in, he takes protective measures. He doesn’t expect to find that a beautiful young woman is responsible for his teammate’s abduction.
What starts out as a meeting by accident becomes a hot affair neither one is ready for. Kyle is conflicted about getting Christy involved in his mission, but his hand is forced when he learns the same San Diego gang responsible for his teammate’s abduction has kidnapped her.
Battling a cadre of dirty law enforcements hell-bent on getting military equipment, especially state-of-the-art firepower, Kyle is forced to admit that he would be willing to die to protect her.

Interview with Kyle Lansdowne of Accidental SEAL

Tell us about yourself. What are you like?
I'm a simple guy. After the death of my mother, my father and I didn't get along and the Navy raised me, became my true family.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I'm not special, I just don't give up. Can't stand to see innocents being abused. I like being just one of the team, even though I lead them. I became a SEAL because I didn't have anything else at the time. Now it is different.
Do you have a weakness? (If so, what do you think it is? What does your lover think it is? What does your enemy think it is?)
I guess I have a soft spot for the one woman in my life. Christy rocks my world. She is ten times smarter than I am. I knew from the first time I held her she was special, was the only one I could love. I would do anything to protect her. I thought she deserved better than me at first.
What drives you to do the things you do? What makes you want to be the "good guy?"
Just like in BUD/S, I don't ring the bell. While some Team guys think they are God's gift to women, I have that singleness of focus that allows me to do the job I'm asked to do. I love my community with the Teams and our families. I feel so lucky I found this job at such an early age.
What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
I love freefalling, doing HALO jumps at midnight. I love my gear, all the fantastic equipment I get to use. It turns me on going to Open Houses because of the way Christy and I met.
If you didn't know how old you were how old would you be?
What a dumb question.
A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
He likes everything hard.
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
I love San Diego, maybe live in one of those huge villas Christy gets to sell. Something with views of the water.
What song would best describe your life?
For You, by Keith Urban
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
I'd be a timing device on an IED.
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
I'd like to own a gym like Gunny's when I'm too old to do team work. Rather than own a store, I'd rather have a place where Team guys could come and hang out, like a SEAL bar. I'd like to stay in the community I'm in, even when I've got kids old enough to join the Teams.
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?
Sports. Played I tried out for every sport. Had coaches on my case all the time about giving up other sports to play for them. Never worked.
Tell us an embarrassing story that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story about a significant other will do. ^_^
You'll see it in Chapter 1 of Accidental SEAL - I tied Christy up in her own pantyhose when she surprised me at the open house. Of course, she made the mistake and went to the wrong house, but I still feel real bad about that.
If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Let me come to you.
Please Fill in the Blanks as Kyle
I love pizza with everything on it.
I'm always ready for sex with Christy. Wild, wicked sex.
When I'm alone, I think too much.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm kinda shy.
If I had a halo it would be titanium, but burnished, not shiny.
If I could have ten kids I would if Christy would let me.
I can never forget the past or where I came from because I am an ordinary man.
About the Author
Sharon Hamilton loves all things paranormal: Angels, Dark Angels, Watchers, Guardians, Upogenie and Vampires. She also has developed a series of hot romantic suspense Navy SEAL stories that have ranked her in the top 100 at Amazon in that genre. Her characters follow a spicy road to redemption through passion and true love—not exactly what they taught you in Sunday School!
An avid organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband live in the Wine Country in Northern California, where most of her stories take place.

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  1. Welcome, Sharon and Kyle. I enjoyed reading your interview, even if Kyle did think one of the questions was stupid. LOL

    1. LOL Kayelle. I thought you might get a tickle out of that one. It would be totally in character, of course. Thank you for hosting me.

  2. Wonderful interview ladies. Love SEALS, who doesn't *naughty grin* looking forward to reading about them. :-)


  3. I really enjoyed the interview and the excerpt. Love me some Seals! Character interviews are great. I will definitely look into your books Sharon! Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Thanks seelk, Gail, Chrissy and Kayelle. So great to be here, and thanks for your comments. Plese send me your email addresses to: sharonhamilton2001 at gmail dot com. I'll get your freebie right out to you.

  4. Hi Sharon!
    I have been trying to get through to the blog since the day it was posted. I really loved the interview. This is the first one I've read from the characters view, and I really enjoyed it.

    1. Thanks, CL. So sorry, but you got here!! Yes, I loved doing that interview.


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